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Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook

1st Edition

By Hillary Moses Daluz

CRC Press

128 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2014-12-03
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Fingerprint analysis may be performed as part of many jobs, including crime scene technician, latent print examiner, criminalist, latent print technician, forensic specialist, and forensic scientist. Regardless of one’s specific discipline, a background knowledge of scientific practices in handling and analyzing fingerprint evidence is critical for success. The best way to comprehend the principles and concepts of any science learned in a classroom is to perform experiments.

The exercises in Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook address all aspects of fingerprint theory, investigation, processing, comparisons, and research. Designed specifically to parallel the Fundamentals of Fingerprint Analysis textbook, the laboratory exercises correspond with the textbook chapters, with each exercise in the lab chapter putting into practice the concepts covered in the text chapter. Each lab follows the same format, starting with the objectives of the experiment and background information needed before performing the experiment. This is followed by a list of required materials, the lab exercises, and post-lab questions for students to test their assimilation of what they’ve learned.

Many of the laboratory exercises may be completed either at home or in a laboratory setting.Exercises and photographs enhance the text, making it an ideal hands-on learning tool.

Table of Contents

Lab 1. Introduction: Class and Individual Characteristics

Lab 2. History: Historical Figures and Anthropometry

Lab 3. Physiology and Embryology

Lab 4. Fingerprint Patterns and Classification

Lab 5. Known Fingerprints

Lab 6. The Nature of Latent Fingerprints

Lab 7. Biometrics: Livescan and AFIS

Lab 8. Introduction to Processing Methods

Lab 9. Forensic Light Sources

Lab 10. Physical Processing Methods

Lab 11. Chemical Processing Methods: Porous Substrates

Lab 12. Chemical Processing Methods: Nonporous Substrates

Lab 13. Chemical Processing Methods: Other Substrates and Matrices

Lab 14. Documentation

Lab 15. Crime Scene Processing

Lab 16. Fingerprint Comparisons

Lab 17. Palm Print Comparisons

Lab 18. Courtroom Testimony


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science